Wide Awake

Synopsis: A fifth grader goes on a search for God after his grandfather dies. Along the way he gets into tons of trouble at Waldron Academy an all-boys school. Also he is aided on his search by a sports-loving nun.
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family
Director(s): M. Night Shyamalan
Production: Miramax
  2 nominations.
 
IMDB:
6.1
Rotten Tomatoes:
40%
PG
Year:
1998
88 min
37 Views

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[Dog Barking]

[Man] Are you ready?

- [child] Yeah.

- [Man] You look scared.

- [child] I am.

- [Man] Why are you scared?

The football might hit me

in the face.

- [child] I am.

- [Man] Why are you scared?

The football might hit me

in the face.

We don't have to play catch.

We could play somethin'else.

The football might hit me

in the face.

We don't have to play catch.

We could play somethin'else.

I want to play this, Grandpa.

I'm gonna throw it real light.

- Okay.

- Keep your hands out.

- Okay.

- Joshua?

- Yeah, Grandpa?

- Open your eyes.

- Okay.

- Joshua?

- Yeah, Grandpa?

- Open your eyes.

- Okay.

- Here it comes! Get set!

Here it comes!

[Grunts]

- You did it!

- I did it! I did it!

[chuckling]

- That was a good throw.

- That was a good catch.

- We're a great team, aren't we?

- Yes, we are.

- That was a good throw.

- That was a good catch.

- We're a great team, aren't we?

- Yes, we are.

We're a great team.

That we are.

[Footsteps Approaching]

Joshua? Time to wake up.

Joshua?

-Joshua?

- [Groans]

Joshua?

-Joshua?

- [Groans]

Please?

-Joshua?

- [Groans]

Please?

You're a fiifth grader today.

You're almost a man.

Please?

You're a fiifth grader today.

You're almost a man.

[Sighs]

Wow.

[Sighs]

Wow.

How much longer are

we gonna do this, huh?

This isn't gonna work anymore.

Here we go.

Josh?

I need you in the car, pal.

15 minutes. Let's go.

Joshua?

- [Mom] Did you fiind it?

- [Girl] Yeah, I got it. Thanks.

[Mom] Breakfast.

[Girl] Is the smurf ready yet?

He better not make me late.

[Sighs]

[Joshua Narrating]

My grandpa and me...

we always watched out

for each other.

I slept in his room

when I was sick...

or when I had a bad dream.

I slept in his room

when I was sick...

or when I had a bad dream.

Last time, I had both.

Your fever's down.

I dreamt you were gone.

Couldn't fiind you.

[Chuckles]

I'm not goin' anywhere.

Promise?

Promise.

[Joshua's Voice]

He lied.

- [Girl] Dad!

- [Dad]Josh, time to go.

[Girl] come on!

[Joshua's Voice]

My name is Joshua A. Beal.

I live in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

I go to WaldronAcademy

catholic School for Boys.

Don't laugh.

My dad's a great dad,

but he always ends with the same thing.

Do me a favor.Just...

try to agree with the nuns...

and not give them

any trouble in class, okay?

[Joshua's Voice]

People think I ask too many questions.

Okay. See ya later.

Wave to your brother.

[Sighs]

[Joshua's Voice]

Those are the guys in my school.

Kids in uniforms

don't smile very much.

[Joshua's Voice]

Those are the guys in my school.

Kids in uniforms

don't smile very much.

[Organ;'Religious]

[Organ;'Sporting Event]

[Organ;' "charge!"]

All right, gentlemen, religion class

assignments will be divided between...

[Organ;' "charge!"]

All right, gentlemen, religion class

assignments will be divided between...

readings from your text,

Next Stop;'Salvation...

and exercises in your workbook,

Jesus Is My Buddy.

Quizzes will be held

every two weeks...

not during holy days

and not during the play-offs.

Yes,Joshua?

In our workbook...

it says that you

have to be baptized...

to save your soul

from eternal damnation.

That's correct.

to save your soul

from eternal damnation.

That's correct.

Is that your question?

No, no. My question's

about my Aunt Denise.

Is that your question?

No, no. My question's

about my Aunt Denise.

She's not baptized, so that means

she's going to hell, right?

- Uh, no. Actually, she's not,Joshua.

- And my dad's best friend...

He's not baptized, either.

And that means he's going to hell.

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M. Night Shyamalan

Manoj Nelliyattu "M. Night" Shyamalan (; born August 6, 1970) is an American film director and screenwriter. He is known for making films with contemporary supernatural plots and twist endings. He was born in Mahé, India and raised in Penn Valley, Pennsylvania. His most well-received films include the supernatural horror The Sixth Sense (1999), the superhero thriller Unbreakable (2000), the science fiction horror Signs (2002), and the historical horror thriller film The Village (2004). For The Sixth Sense, Shyamalan received a nomination for the Academy Award for Best Director. Afterwards, Shyamalan released a series of poorly received but sometimes financially successful movies, including the dark fantasy film Lady in the Water (2006), the horror thriller film The Happening (2008), the film adaptation of The Last Airbender (2010), and the science-fiction film After Earth (2013). Following the financial failure of After Earth, Shyamalan's career was revived with the successful release of the found footage horror film The Visit (2015) and the psychological horror film Split (2016). His next film is the superhero horror-thriller film Glass (2019), which is the third and final chapter of the Eastrail 177 Trilogy. In addition to his directorial work, Shyamalan was a producer for the horror film Devil (2010). He was also instrumental in the creation of the Fox science fiction series Wayward Pines (2015–2016), which he executive produced and directed. Shyamalan is also known for filming and setting his films in and around Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, where he was raised. Most of his commercially successful films were co-produced and released by the Walt Disney Studios' Touchstone and Hollywood film imprints. In 2008, Shyamalan was awarded the Padma Shri by the government of India. more…

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